Automotive Engineering Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson, Peter-John Vettese
album: Track 14 in album Under Wraps
release date: 1984-9-7
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: New Wave/Art Rock/Pop Rock/Prog Rock
length: 4:06

Cover Art

Jethro Tull Under Wraps cover art
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In the hands of science
The complete appliance.
We're moved to motor.
Do you fly a Spitfire?
Do you slide on a tea-tray?
Or walk on a short trip (Sundays).
Or drive come what may (enjoy).

Automotive science and engineering.
When big was better
And fast was chic,
The oil was cheaper
Now we're up the creek.
But the Japs are coming
And everyone's turbo'd
And carbon fiber
Is the way to go, go.

Down at the robot factory
Things are humming.
New radical suspension
No humans testing.
(Wind it up, wind it up.)
Take a trip
In your Freudian slip.
Doctor Ferdinand (Ferdie)
Has you in his grip.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Lap of Luxury
  • 2 Under Wraps #1
  • 3 European Legacy
  • 4 Later, That Same Evening
  • 5 Saboteur
  • 6 Radio Free Moscow
  • 7 Astronomy
  • 8 Tundra
  • 9 Nobody's Car
  • 10 Heat
  • 11 Under Wraps #2
  • 12 Paparazzi
  • 13 Apogee
  • 14 Automotive Engineering
  • 15 General Crossing